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2017 Term Three Newsletter        www.arohanuistrings.org        
2017 Term Three Newsletter        www.arohanuistrings.org        

Winter Concerts! 

Arohanui Strings ensembles have been very active this term, with performances at Hutt Winter Festival, Polyfest (above), Tumanako Peace Festival at the Little Theater (below), the Lions Club, and some students taking part in the International Viola Congress this past week in Wellington, including playing in a flash mob at Te Papa!

Fundraising:  New Initiative
We tried some grass roots fund-raising last term, with heart warming results: Yo-yo Ma’s beautiful movie The Music of Strangers played to a full house at the Lighthouse Petone. Our raffle queen, choir teacher Joanne Roelofs, organized fabulous prizes and Arohanui's dedicated parents sold hundreds of tickets.  We made over $1500 from these two events, and more importantly spread the word about our organization.
In addition to the Infinity Foundation grant we received last term, this term we have received funding for 2017/18 from Hutt City and the Nikau Foundation.  Thanks to everyone for all of your fundraising efforts!!
 
SAVE THE DATES!!
We are excited about upcoming concerts, especially the big one at Taita College and the even bigger one with Orchestra Wellington!  Shake off the winter blues and come out to support our wonderful tamariki:

Thurs. 21 Sept. 6:30:  small group plays for art students’ opening at the Learning Connexion, Eastern Hutt Rd., Taita

Wed. 27 Sept. 6:30:  FIRST TIME EVER!!  Orchestra Concert at Taita College Auditorium, Eastern Hutt Rd. Taita - TUI GLEN, KORAUNUI and TAITA COLLEGE
as well as core youth orchestra students join Taita College vocalists for a celebration concert.  Koha


Mon.-Thurs., Oct. 9-12, 1:00-4:00pm:  Holiday Programme, Pomare School, Partridge St. Taita - Concert:  Thurs. 12 Oct. 3:00

Wed. 11 Oct. 12:15:  Lunchtime concert, St. Mark’s Church, Woburn Rd. L. Hutt

Sat. 28 Oct. (time tbc):  Stokes Valley Hub opening- Scott Court, Stokes Valley Rd.

Sat. 4 Nov. 7:30:  MFC, Wellington, Orchestra Wellington side-by-side concert - all after-school students

Sat. 11 Nov. 2:30:  Concert with Major Minors Choir led by Joanne Roleofs-  St. James Church, Woburn Rd. L. Hutt

Wed. 6 Dec.  6:00:  Bubbles and Beethoven - the NZ String Quartet once again plays a benefit house concert/silent auction in aid of Arohanui...at a private home in Kelburn.  Tickets are $100.  Space is limited- email to reserve your seat!

Next year: Sat. 10 March, 2018,  Flash mob: 2:00pm, Concert: 3:00 at Te Papa Wellington!

 



DID YOU KNOW music training, especially in groups, has positive benefits to health and well-being? Research* out of Big Noise Scotland confirms that Sistema orchestra members and their families with 3+ years minimum participation in the programme experienced improved health over time. *Glasgow Center for Population Health 2015.
Through their research, the Glasgow Centre for Population Health found that there are seven main areas of a child’s life that can be positively affected by attending Sistema Scotland:
  • Educational: Concentration, listening, co-ordination, language development, school attendance, school outcomes.
  • Life Skills: Problem solving, decision-making, creativity, determination, self-discipline, leadership.
  • Emotional: Happiness, security, pride, self-esteem, emotional intelligence, an emotional outlet, resilience.
  • Social: Social mixing, social skills, cultural awareness, diverse friendships, strong friendships, support networks.
  • Musical: Strong instrument skills, reading music, performance skills, music career options, access to other music organisations.
  • Physical: Healthy snacks, opportunities for games/ exercise, creating healthy habits for adulthood.
  • Protection: Someone to confide in, calm environment, safe environment, reduced stress.

A Thousand Thanks!
We are grateful for funding received from Orchestra Wellington, Hutt City, Nikau Foundation, Todd Foundation, Infinity Foundation, Karori Classics, the Lions Club, and all of our individual donors - without your support we couldn't do the work we do!
Donate

Winter Concerts! 

Arohanui Strings ensembles have been very active this term, with performances at Hutt Winter Festival, Polyfest (above), Tumanako Peace Festival at the Little Theater (below), the Lions Club, and some students taking part in the International Viola Congress this past week in Wellington, including playing in a flash mob at Te Papa!

Fundraising:  New Initiative
We tried some grass roots fund-raising last term, with heart warming results: Yo-yo Ma’s beautiful movie The Music of Strangers played to a full house at the Lighthouse Petone. Our raffle queen, choir teacher Joanne Roelofs, organized fabulous prizes and Arohanui's dedicated parents sold hundreds of tickets.  We made over $1500 from these two events, and more importantly spread the word about our organization.
In addition to the Infinity Foundation grant we received last term, this term we have received funding for 2017/18 from Hutt City and the Nikau Foundation.  Thanks to everyone for all of your fundraising efforts!!
 
SAVE THE DATES!!
We are excited about upcoming concerts, especially the big one at Taita College and the even bigger one with Orchestra Wellington!  Shake off the winter blues and come out to support our wonderful tamariki:

Thurs. 21 Sept. 6:30:  small group plays for art students’ opening at the Learning Connexion, Eastern Hutt Rd., Taita

Wed. 27 Sept. 6:30:  FIRST TIME EVER!!  Orchestra Concert at Taita College Auditorium, Eastern Hutt Rd. Taita - TUI GLEN, KORAUNUI and TAITA COLLEGE
as well as core youth orchestra students join Taita College vocalists for a celebration concert.  Koha


Mon.-Thurs., Oct. 9-12, 1:00-4:00pm:  Holiday Programme, Pomare School, Partridge St. Taita - Concert:  Thurs. 12 Oct. 3:00

Wed. 11 Oct. 12:15:  Lunchtime concert, St. Mark’s Church, Woburn Rd. L. Hutt

Sat. 28 Oct. (time tbc):  Stokes Valley Hub opening- Scott Court, Stokes Valley Rd.

Sat. 4 Nov. 7:30:  MFC, Wellington, Orchestra Wellington side-by-side concert - all after-school students

Sat. 11 Nov. 2:30:  Concert with Major Minors Choir led by Joanne Roleofs-  St. James Church, Woburn Rd. L. Hutt

Wed. 6 Dec.  6:00:  Bubbles and Beethoven - the NZ String Quartet once again plays a benefit house concert/silent auction in aid of Arohanui...at a private home in Kelburn.  Tickets are $100.  Space is limited- email to reserve your seat!

Next year: Sat. 10 March, 2018,  Flash mob: 2:00pm, Concert: 3:00 at Te Papa Wellington!

 



DID YOU KNOW music training, especially in groups, has positive benefits to health and well-being? Research* out of Big Noise Scotland confirms that Sistema orchestra members and their families with 3+ years minimum participation in the programme experienced improved health over time. *Glasgow Center for Population Health 2015.
Through their research, the Glasgow Centre for Population Health found that there are seven main areas of a child’s life that can be positively affected by attending Sistema Scotland:
  • Educational: Concentration, listening, co-ordination, language development, school attendance, school outcomes.
  • Life Skills: Problem solving, decision-making, creativity, determination, self-discipline, leadership.
  • Emotional: Happiness, security, pride, self-esteem, emotional intelligence, an emotional outlet, resilience.
  • Social: Social mixing, social skills, cultural awareness, diverse friendships, strong friendships, support networks.
  • Musical: Strong instrument skills, reading music, performance skills, music career options, access to other music organisations.
  • Physical: Healthy snacks, opportunities for games/ exercise, creating healthy habits for adulthood.
  • Protection: Someone to confide in, calm environment, safe environment, reduced stress.

A Thousand Thanks!
We are grateful for funding received from Orchestra Wellington, Hutt City, Nikau Foundation, Todd Foundation, Infinity Foundation, Karori Classics, the Lions Club, and all of our individual donors - without your support we couldn't do the work we do!
Donate
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